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Nighttime Breastfeeding: An American Cultural Dilemma / Edition 1

Nighttime Breastfeeding: An American Cultural Dilemma / Edition 1

by Cecília Tomori


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ISBN-13: 9781785333460
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Series: Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives , #26
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Cecília Tomori is a medical anthropologist who has worked as a health services researcher at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and is currently a Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Preface and Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Embodied Cultural Dilemmas: An Anthropological Approach to the Study of Nighttime Breastfeeding and Sleep 25

Chapter 2 Struggles over Authoritative Knowledge and "Choice" in Breastfeeding and Infant Sleep in the United States 55

Chapter 3 Making Breastfeeding Parents in Childbirth Education Courses 89

Chapter 4 Dispatches from the Moral Minefield of Breastfeeding 120

Chapter 5 Breastfeeding as Men's "Kin Work" i44

Chapter 6 Breastfeeding Babies in the Nest: Producing Children, Kinship, and Moral Imagination in the House 171

Chapter 7 Time to Sleep: Nighttime Breastfeeding and Capitalist Temporal Regimes 208

Conclusion 240

Appendix I Sleeping/Feeding Log 245

Appendix II Table of Demographic Characteristics of the Couples Involved in the Study 247

Appendix III Biographical Sketches of the Core Participants 249

Bibliography 261

Index 289

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